Here at Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc., (ARS) we pride ourselves on our commitment to earth day every day through vehicle recycling. One of the most amazing things about recycling a car is that recyclers can salvage 75% or more of each car – namely its steel, aluminum and plastic. This is huge in contrast to consumer recyclers who can recycle only 61% of aluminum cans, 30% of paper products and 20% of glass annually. Vehicle recyclers scrap 10 million vehicles each year. In doing so, they keep 11 million tons of steel and 800,000 tons of non-ferrous metals (aluminum, copper, zinc and lead) out of landfills. Some of this stuff finds its way back to automobile manufacturers, where it is reused to make new cars. Recyclers also save an estimated 80 million barrels of oil each year. It, too, goes toward new car production.
Check out the video we made at ARS, Inc. in celebration and dedication to Earth Day: